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Meet CHF Canada’s newest Board members

Published October 20, 2023

CHF Canada is a member-led co-operative, meaning we are governed by a Board of Directors elected by our members for three-year terms. Collectively, CHF Canada’s Board of Directors brings diverse individual experiences together to provide strategic direction to inspire, represent and serve our members.

Read on for some quick facts about those newly elected or appointed to our Board in 2023. For their more detailed bios, including bios of all current Board Directors members, visit the Board of Directors page of our website.

April Ager-White 

First Nations Housing Co-op

Director Representing Indigenous Communities

  • A former co-op manager and bookkeeper, April was also a licensed funeral director for 15 years, a job which helped her to understand the process of grief, and honed her skills in dealing with strong emotions. She currently serves as treasurer of her co-op in London, Ontario, and works with the non-profit Atlohsa Family Healing Services.
  • Having spent several years lobbying the City of London to allocate resources for more housing, April’s priorities are to help CHF Canada move forward on its mandate to work towards reconciliation with Indigenous people and to push for more access to funding through the National Housing Strategy.

Read April’s full bio.

John Bathurst (he/him)

Misty Ridge Housing Co-op

Director, At-Large

  • Retired from the landscape irrigation contracting business he has since passed on to his son, John serves on the maintenance committee of his co-op in Burnaby, BC, where he led an $8-million facility upgrade project.  He currently  chairs CHF BC’s Aging in Place Committee.
  • “Co-ops are places where people thrive, and every opportunity should be taken to proudly state, “I live in a co-op!”

Read John’s full bio.

Lee Campbell (they/them)

Needham Housing Co-op

Director, At-Large

  • Lee currently works as a team leader in the largest shelter for the unhoused in Nova Scotia. While heavily focused right now on their studies in the Social Work program at Dalhousie University, and on parenting, Lee still finds time to volunteer on the grant writing committee at Needham Housing Co-operative where they’ve been a member for the past six years.
  • “We need some higher level changes. I want to be part of lobbying as a federation, and be loud in advocating for change. Younger and diverse groups of people need to see themselves represented, and that’s what I’m doing.”

Read Lee’s full bio.


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